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Vo1. XCI NO. 84 Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thursday, January 8, 1981 Free Issue Twelve Pages
Student king and queen charge bias

By DEBI DAVIS
It all began last October when a small
panel of University faculty, staff, and
students chose the 1980 Homecoming king
and queen.
The Homecoming fiasco will end today
when the king, senior Timothy Lee, collec-
ts a University check for $584 as a result of
an out-of-court settlement. Lee had
threatened to sue the University for
discrimination because it paid for the
queen's Rose Bowl trip while failing to of-
fer him a free ride as well.
SOME THOUGHT the reign of the royal
couple would end at the conclusion of the
October 25 Homecoming game against
Illinois.
"It is my feeling that their duties as
Homecoming king and queen ended after
Homecoming," said Neil Attenborough,
president of the University Activities Cen-
ter, the organization that sponsored

Homecoming.
Apparently the king and queen did not
see it that way. The queen, senior Sherry
King, said she wanted a "big
Homecoming" similar to that at other Big
Ten schools. She saw a free Rose Bowl trip
as an appropriate part of such a reign.
BUT ATTENBOROUGH said UAC had
not "planned anything of that scale."
King then complained to University of-
ficials-all the way to President Harold
Shapiro-that she was being shortchanged
on the benefits of her position. She said she
suspected racial discrimination was in-
volved. f
In her quest for funds to attend the Rose
Bowl, she said she found administrators
"closed-minded about the whole thing.
They really gave me the runaround," she
said.
AFTER EXTENSIVE lobbying from
King, University officials decided to use

non-general fund monies to pay for King's
Rose Bowl trip. Henry Johnson, the
University vice president for student ser-
vices, said yesterday the decision to pay
for her trip may not have been based on,
royal duties awaiting King in Pasadena.
"It could be considered pleasure, I guess
she's a persuasive person," Johnson said.
Meanwhile, in addition to studying
business and performing any kingly fun-
ctions, Lee was running for president of
the LSA student government.
AS HE WAS posting campaign literature
in West Quad, Lee was confronted by
building director Leon West, who repor-
tedly insisted on removing literature that
was not properly posted on bulletin boards.
One thing led to another, and Lee even-
tually spit on West.
As a result of the incident, Lee said he
See ROSE, Page 8

West
. , spitting victim

Daily photos by DAVID HARRIS
THE HOMECOMING queen and king in happier days last fall.

U.S. sends
envoy to
Algeria
*o clarify
response
WASHINGTON (AP)-Deputy
Secretary of StateWarren Christopher,
declaring that the differences between
the United States and Iran "seem to be
narrowing," left last night on a hastily
arranged trip to Algeria for more talks
about developments in the 14-month-old
* stalement over the 52 American
hostages.
Christopher will meet today with
Algerian Foreign Minister Mohammad
Benyahia to further elaborate on a U.S.
message sent to Iran on Tuesday night.
Algeria is acting as a go-between in
the negotiations between the United
States and Iran,
THE TRIP, ANNOUNCED by the
State Department, only two hours
before Christopher left from Andrews
Air Force Base, was at President Car-
ter's request.
Speaking to reporters before taking
off, Christopher said, "The process is
continuing and the distance between us,
which is still measured in very large
numbers, seems to be narrowing
somewhat."
He added that "serious problems
remain, communications are difficult,
and time is running out," a reference to
the 12 days which remain before
President-elect Ronald Reagan takes
office.
CHRISTOPHER, WHO IS making his
third trip to Algeria, said that he could
not say that the United States and Iran
were on the verge of imminent
breakthrough.
His trip came just 24 hours after Iran,
through Algerian intermediaries, posed
a series of questions to the United
States seeking clarification of the
American position on ending the im-
passe.
The United States, under
Christopher's direction, relayed a
response to Iran through Algeria
See U.S., Page 8
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stndying

program
reductions

By JULIE ENGEBRECHT
A number of non-academic Univer-
sity programs and activities-among
them radio station WUOM, the Center.
Directors of University
programs under review are
preparing for-and worried
about-budget cuts. Vice
President for Academic Affairs

Billy Frye says the time
making those painful cuts
come. Tomorrow's Daily
the stories.

for
has
has

Milliken signed an appropriation bill
that gives the University only 95 pei -
cent of the amount that it received last
year.
UNIVERSITY deans have already
been asked to cut their budgets in the
current and 1982 fiscal years by more
than $9 million.
"One way or another we've got to
make $12.1 million in cuts," University
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Billy Frye said last night. "It seems to
me we have to make these program-
matic reductions." Other options, like
across-the-board cuts, would lead to
mediocrity at the University, he said.
Directors of the programs selected
for review and their staffs have been
meeting with University ad-
ministrators in recent days. The
sessions have been informational, with
staffs being warned of elimination of
jobs and operations, and ad-
ministrators discussing goals and
methods for the reviews with program
See 'U', Page 7

Cross-country capers ,
The Miami Beach Hopefuls, members of a local cross-country ski co-operative, take a break between "arctic" exer-
cises in Hunt Park on the city's west side.

for Research on Learning and
Teaching, and the Extension Ser-
vice-face possibly severe reductions
in their operations because of a need to
cut $3 million more from the Univer-
sity's general fund budget.
A preliminary list of non-academic
programs to be examined was drawn
up last month after Gov. William

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City move's cars to

plow snowy

streets;

By ELAINE RIDEOUT
Giant bulldozers, tow trucks, and parking en-
forcement officers worked as a team yesterday
clearing the snow fromcity streets, but not all
Ann Arbor residents were happy about the
results.
"I called to find out if my car was parked on a
snow route the night before," one resident com-
plained. "They said it wasn't, but I still got a
ticket."
Claiming they were not sufficiently forewarned,
several Cross Street residents who were ticketed
plan to organize a petition drive to protest snow
removal procedures.
"WE'RE REALLY irritated," one resident, an
LSA senior, said. "Some of us weren't home yet
and didn't get the chance to move (the cars)."
City Administrator Terry Sprenkel declared a
state of snow emergency that was broadcast
over local radio stations late Tuesday evening.

Sprenkel said the emergency would be in effect
"until further notice."
Sprenkel said a number of small snow storms
have* produced enough accumulation to
necessitate implementation of emergency snow
removal procedures as outlined in a city or-
dinance adopted several years ago.
DURING A DECLARED snow emergency, the
ordinance states, parking on streets designated
as snow emergency routes is prohibited. On all
other streets, parking is restricted to the side of
the street with uneven house numbers. Likewise,
vehicles may be parked on the even side of the
street only on even numbered days. The or-
dinance allows parking to be resumed after the
side of the street has been plowed.
According to Mayor Louis Belcher, the or-
dinance calls for impounding and ticketing of
cars parked in violation of the law. But, the fleet
of tow trucks assisting in snow removal
See RESIDENTS, Page 7

residents comp lain

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Warmer winters?
ith record or near-record low temperatures being
expected for Saturday, here is some news that may
warm up your frigid feet, frozen fingers, and icy ears: The
Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies in Boulder, Colo.
recently published a study that predicted the average earth
temperature in the year 2000 will be 2.7 to 8 degrees higher
than it is today. The report cites a-steady buildup of car-
bon dioxide in the atmosphere as the reason for the tem-
perature rise, even though the world's climate appears to

September, went into effect on Oct. 1. The group is hoping
that just 5 percent of the 220,000 spring-break visitors that
annually descend upon Fort Lauderdale will decide to take
their vacations somewhere else this March. Public
relations director Steve Kingsley estimates the city would
lose $3 million in tourist revenues if 5 percent of the visitors
stay away. The group is even suggesting an alternative
vacation spot: They say Galveston, Texas is almost as
warm, is more friendly, has excellent beaches, and, most
importantly, has a drinking age of 18. The Alliances's par-
ting message is "Stay out of Florida and stay out of
jail."

for ordination in the Church of World Peace ($10), where I
can become a bishop for a bargain-rate $20," Barrett said.
Similarily, 10 Braniff Airways pilots declared themselves
preachers of the Basic Bible Church of America, Order of
Almighty God. But a former Texas International Airlines
pilot who declared himself a preacher of the same church
has ended up in jail for income tax evasion. Government
prosecutors successfully argued that the former pilot,
Charles Kageler, was part of a sham designed to avoid
paying income taxes. The other 10 pilots are expected to
face similar charges. No word on when services, . . .
charges will be filed.

their own time and place to contemplate "the glory that
' was Millard and the grandeur that was Fillmore." The An-
napolis, Md. high school teacher also asked that people con-
sider one highlight of Fillmore's political career-his suc-
cess in the 1856 election when his "Know Nothing" Party
' carried Maryland and Maryland alone. Amdur and his
fellow students say they almost succeeded in having
Fillmore's name placed on the 1972 presidential ballot. "We
thought it fitting to run a man who was dead .., against
Nixon and McGovern." Filimore has been unavailable for
comment.

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